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Heuristic Play and Treasure Baskets

By Arwen Hann
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Treasure basketIn the modern world where many toys are made of shiny coloured plastic and have buttons to press with flashing lights and noises, it is often easy to forget that simple things can interest and stimulate young children. 

In fact these simple things can often be better for them as they have a wider range of textures and encourage children to use their imagination rather than simply following the toy’s lead.

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